Updated: Apr 14
March 19th, 2020 - The First Day of Spring.
One of the hottest topics up for debate today is the state of our planet and more importantly, who should be held responsible for its current condition. Whether you believe we’re experiencing climate change due to human involvement or simply the earth’s natural weather fluctuations – what we can say for certain is that our planet is in serious need of a clean-up.
You don’t have to look only to the landfills and oceans to find the abundance of trash we’re leaving behind on a constant basis. A quick glance around the town, city, or village you live in will probably reveal some misplaced trash where it’s not supposed to be. You’ll likely notice a collection of cigarette butts in the flower bed outside a neighborhood business, trash along the side of the highway you take to work every day, or soda bottles and beer cans washed up on the shore at your local swimming hole. The point is that trash is easy to find, even in the most “picturesque” parts of our country.
Here in our home state of Maryland, one of our most important bodies of water is the Chesapeake Bay - a 200 mile long estuary that runs all the way from Havre de Grace, Maryland to Norfolk, Virginia. From this bustling habitat comes an abundance of oysters, rockfish, and of course, our beloved blue crabs! Just like every other body of water on this planet, the Chesapeake Bay is extremely vulnerable. It scored a D+ in the 2018 State of the Bay Report, landing all F’s in the categories of nitrogen and phosphorus content, as well as overall water clarity.
If you think the critical condition of the Chesapeake Bay is a problem affecting only Maryland and Virginia, you can think again. Over 18 million people play, live, or work in the roughly 64,000 square mile Chesapeake Bay watershed. It stretches all the way from New York, running through 5 other states: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware, and our nation’s capital, Washington, DC, before feeding into the ocean. 50 major rivers and streams cascade into the bay every single day, with a vast network of smaller creeks feeding those waterways. Saving the bay doesn’t simply entail cleaning up the main estuary; it also requires cleanup of the hundreds of waterways that flow into it.
We here at Till The Days End want to do our part for the planet by helping with as many nature cleanup efforts as possible. With that in mind, today we are very proud to present “The Great Dying”. It’s a song lamenting the sad state of our planet and how little attention most people pay it while mindlessly going through their harmful day to day routines.
All proceeds from the sale and stream of “The Great Dying” will go directly to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
You can purchase the song on our Bandcamp page here: https://tillthedaysend.bandcamp.com/track/the-great-dying
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To learn more about the Chesapeake Bay Foundation or to donate directly, visit:
Lyric Video for "The Great Dying":
“The Great Dying” is © 2020 by Till The Days End. Till The Days End would like to thank the following artists for their donations of additional sonic contributions: